Ralph H. Hoon 1943-2014

AUSTINTOWN – Ralph H. Hoon, 70, died early in the morning on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown.

Ralph’s body will be donated to science at Ohio State University, per his wishes.

Ralph was born June 25, 1943, in Youngstown, the son of the late Herbert Hoon and Eleanor Ocarz Horstmann.

He leaves behind his two daughters, Deanna (Kenneth) Brown of Austintown and Denise (Frank) Belan of Youngstown; his three granddaughters, Abby Brown, and Karley and Emily Belan; as well as his siblings, Cheryle Hazlett, Sandi (Mike) Sorriento, Venita (Aleks) Samardjich, George (Debbie) Horstmann and Everett (Mary) Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Avanell Biles Hoon, who died on Jan. 17, 1998. He now will be able to reunite with his wife and watch NASCAR together.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to The Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel; 330-744-2289.

Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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